Therapists in West St Paul, MB

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Jennifer N Schultz
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West St Paul, MB R4A
Waitlist for new clients
Are you working too hard to make others happy? Do you act like "everything is fine" but inside feel exhausted from keeping it up? Add on anxiety and overthinking as an attempt to rebuild your self esteem and it can turn into a vicious cycle where you are never quite good enough. It can feel defeating to navigate this on your own, but you are in the right place for help. You deserve to cultivate more peace within yourself, let go of your concerns about measuring up and focus on what's truly important to you.
Are you working too hard to make others happy? Do you act like "everything is fine" but inside feel exhausted from keeping it up? Add on anxiety and overthinking as an attempt to rebuild your self esteem and it can turn into a vicious cycle where you are never quite good enough. It can feel defeating to navigate this on your own, but you are in the right place for help. You deserve to cultivate more peace within yourself, let go of your concerns about measuring up and focus on what's truly important to you.
(431) 301-4348 View (431) 301-4348
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Valdine Scott, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, Ph D, C Psych
Verified Verified
West St Paul, MB R2P
We would be happy to work with you. Dr. Valdine Scott is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Ph. D. from the University of Manitoba. She has over 25 years experience providing direct psychological services, both in-patient and in the community, and administering clinical departments. Appointments are available days, evenings, and weekends through myself or my Associates Dr. Tracey Sewell, C. Psych. Cand., Dr. Lindsay Wishnowski, C. Psych. Brooke Malazdrewicz, RSW,MSW, Vicki Fehr RSW,MSW and Bilkis Nahar, RMFT.
We would be happy to work with you. Dr. Valdine Scott is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who obtained her Ph. D. from the University of Manitoba. She has over 25 years experience providing direct psychological services, both in-patient and in the community, and administering clinical departments. Appointments are available days, evenings, and weekends through myself or my Associates Dr. Tracey Sewell, C. Psych. Cand., Dr. Lindsay Wishnowski, C. Psych. Brooke Malazdrewicz, RSW,MSW, Vicki Fehr RSW,MSW and Bilkis Nahar, RMFT.
(204) 477-1117 View (204) 477-1117
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Bronwyn Fontaine
Occupational Therapist, OT, Reg(MB)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West St Paul, MB R2P
I am a registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults overcome mental health challenges and build a life full of meaning and hope. I have over a decade of experience providing mental health services to clients within Manitoba and extensive formal training in group facilitation and individual therapy. My areas of expertise include working with adolescents and young adults who struggle with coping skills, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder.
I am a registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for helping adolescents and young adults overcome mental health challenges and build a life full of meaning and hope. I have over a decade of experience providing mental health services to clients within Manitoba and extensive formal training in group facilitation and individual therapy. My areas of expertise include working with adolescents and young adults who struggle with coping skills, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder.
(204) 815-5815 x6 View (204) 815-5815 x6
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Nadia MacKinnon
Occupational Therapist, BA, MOT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West St Paul, MB R2P
Struggling with difficult emotions can make it hard to engage in everyday life, often leading to feelings of hopelessness. Working with an experienced therapist to develop effective coping skills can help you to feel more in control by learning to manage these feelings and the thoughts that accompany them. With over 15 years of experience, I have a passion for working with teens and adults who are struggling with mood disorders, personality disorders and anxiety disorders. Focusing on emotional regulation and distress tolerance, we can work to develop skills that enable you participate in and enjoy life.
Struggling with difficult emotions can make it hard to engage in everyday life, often leading to feelings of hopelessness. Working with an experienced therapist to develop effective coping skills can help you to feel more in control by learning to manage these feelings and the thoughts that accompany them. With over 15 years of experience, I have a passion for working with teens and adults who are struggling with mood disorders, personality disorders and anxiety disorders. Focusing on emotional regulation and distress tolerance, we can work to develop skills that enable you participate in and enjoy life.
(204) 815-5815 x4 View (204) 815-5815 x4
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Sheralyn Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT
Verified Verified
West St Paul, MB R4A
In life and love, I believe we do the best that we can. I also believe in our capacity to learn and grow, heal and change - a worthwhile process I am active to encourage. We all have experiences or relationships that are complex and add stress to our lives. We do not all choose to explore or understand our experiences and relationships and the impact they have, instead often living with a level of stress that is simply physically and emotionally unsustainable. Times of transition or change bring additional stress and can activate our deepest vulnerabilities.
In life and love, I believe we do the best that we can. I also believe in our capacity to learn and grow, heal and change - a worthwhile process I am active to encourage. We all have experiences or relationships that are complex and add stress to our lives. We do not all choose to explore or understand our experiences and relationships and the impact they have, instead often living with a level of stress that is simply physically and emotionally unsustainable. Times of transition or change bring additional stress and can activate our deepest vulnerabilities.
(204) 900-8694 View (204) 900-8694
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Clare Wowryk Franklin
Counsellor, PhD Can, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
West St Paul, MB R2P
Not accepting new clients
For more information on my work, visit clarewcounselling.ca - - I am naturally empathetic and genuinely passionate about my work. I bring authenticity, honesty, curiosity and compassion to each therapeutic relationship. Using a collaborative approach to treatment, I work to meet the unique needs of each individual client or couple.
For more information on my work, visit clarewcounselling.ca - - I am naturally empathetic and genuinely passionate about my work. I bring authenticity, honesty, curiosity and compassion to each therapeutic relationship. Using a collaborative approach to treatment, I work to meet the unique needs of each individual client or couple.
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Michele L. Gardiner Elemental Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MAC, CCC, CCTP, CSAC, EDIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2V  (Online Only)
I'm Michele Gardiner, a registered Canadian Certified Counsellor with 17 years of clinical counselling experience helping individuals overcome challenges with Trauma Disorders (PTSD, CPTSD), Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and co-occurring mental health concerns such as BPD, Binge Eating Disorders, Body Image, Emotional Overeating, Depression, and Life Transitions. As a therapist and human being, I understand how seeking therapy can feel vulnerable and strive to ease this with a warm, professional and authentic approach that values you, your goals, and moves you towards those goals and lasting change, greater freedom and joy.
I'm Michele Gardiner, a registered Canadian Certified Counsellor with 17 years of clinical counselling experience helping individuals overcome challenges with Trauma Disorders (PTSD, CPTSD), Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and co-occurring mental health concerns such as BPD, Binge Eating Disorders, Body Image, Emotional Overeating, Depression, and Life Transitions. As a therapist and human being, I understand how seeking therapy can feel vulnerable and strive to ease this with a warm, professional and authentic approach that values you, your goals, and moves you towards those goals and lasting change, greater freedom and joy.
(855) 769-9853 View (855) 769-9853
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Karlee Kuz
Counsellor, BHEcol, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
It is easy to get stuck in the motions of life and bury ourselves in distractions. Do you tend to keep busy, do you feel anxiousness in your downtime, do you experience ‘brain fog’ and disassociation, do you feel like you're doing too much and not enough all at the same time? These feelings are valid and deserve exploration. That feeling of my ‘life is okay but I feel unfulfilled, tired, anxious, sad, overwhelmed'. It is okay to make a big deal out of what feels big to you! There is no getting a pass from tough times but there are tools to get through the tough times you are facing and I’d love to work on these with you.
It is easy to get stuck in the motions of life and bury ourselves in distractions. Do you tend to keep busy, do you feel anxiousness in your downtime, do you experience ‘brain fog’ and disassociation, do you feel like you're doing too much and not enough all at the same time? These feelings are valid and deserve exploration. That feeling of my ‘life is okay but I feel unfulfilled, tired, anxious, sad, overwhelmed'. It is okay to make a big deal out of what feels big to you! There is no getting a pass from tough times but there are tools to get through the tough times you are facing and I’d love to work on these with you.
(431) 244-4937 View (431) 244-4937
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Jason Mackenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
Welcome! I am here to support you as you work towards personal growth, healing, and improved wellness. I am a compassionate therapist whose work is grounded in relational practice and building meaningful connections with my clients. I specialize in working with individuals who are seeking support in various areas of their lives, including mental health, grief/loss, and those who identify as victims or survivors of crime. My approach focuses on assisting you to manage and heal from the difficulties we face in life, and find connection with the inherent strengths you have in order to move forward with the clarity you deserve.
Welcome! I am here to support you as you work towards personal growth, healing, and improved wellness. I am a compassionate therapist whose work is grounded in relational practice and building meaningful connections with my clients. I specialize in working with individuals who are seeking support in various areas of their lives, including mental health, grief/loss, and those who identify as victims or survivors of crime. My approach focuses on assisting you to manage and heal from the difficulties we face in life, and find connection with the inherent strengths you have in order to move forward with the clarity you deserve.
(204) 818-6293 View (204) 818-6293
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Dr. Mathew Thomas
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2G  (Online Only)
I am an addiction psychologist &licensed psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario ( CRPO 003919) and an accredited member of American Psychological Association C 2304737305 ) I have successfully completed Bachelors in Theology with psychology and philosophy from Serampore University & California University FCE , Masters in holistic Psychotherapy from California University FCE and PhD in Addiction Psychology from California University FCE ( Grade 3.73) and I have completed my doctoral residency at the Vancouver General Hospital .
I am an addiction psychologist &licensed psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario ( CRPO 003919) and an accredited member of American Psychological Association C 2304737305 ) I have successfully completed Bachelors in Theology with psychology and philosophy from Serampore University & California University FCE , Masters in holistic Psychotherapy from California University FCE and PhD in Addiction Psychology from California University FCE ( Grade 3.73) and I have completed my doctoral residency at the Vancouver General Hospital .
(437) 747-8040 View (437) 747-8040
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David Chochinov
Occupational Therapist, MOT, BA-Psyc, BS(NUT), OTREG, (MB)
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
Occupational Therapy is about learning ways to cope with and overcome challenges in your life. It is also about finding balance and working towards adding wholesomeness and joy to your everyday activities. Using cognitive behavioural therapies, I work to empower you to start taking the steps in your journey towards health, wellness, and a more fulfilling life. Trained in whole person rehabilitation techniques, I will assist you to over-come life problems that affect body and mind. If you are looking for a listener, coach, and teacher who is gentle, understanding, and insightful...then I am the therapist for you!
Occupational Therapy is about learning ways to cope with and overcome challenges in your life. It is also about finding balance and working towards adding wholesomeness and joy to your everyday activities. Using cognitive behavioural therapies, I work to empower you to start taking the steps in your journey towards health, wellness, and a more fulfilling life. Trained in whole person rehabilitation techniques, I will assist you to over-come life problems that affect body and mind. If you are looking for a listener, coach, and teacher who is gentle, understanding, and insightful...then I am the therapist for you!
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Brave Bites
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW/BSW
Verified Verified
East St Paul, MB R2E
Brave Bites is an eating disorder treatment and support clinic run by Natasha Griffiths (MSW/BSW/RSW) and Julie Pannell (BScPN/RPN). Brave Bites offers a multi-disciplinary, family-centered approach to eating disorder treatment. Our unique clinic provides individual therapy, family therapy, sibling support and groups. Natasha and Julie are experienced and compassionate therapists who have helped many families navigate the challenges of eating disorders.
Brave Bites is an eating disorder treatment and support clinic run by Natasha Griffiths (MSW/BSW/RSW) and Julie Pannell (BScPN/RPN). Brave Bites offers a multi-disciplinary, family-centered approach to eating disorder treatment. Our unique clinic provides individual therapy, family therapy, sibling support and groups. Natasha and Julie are experienced and compassionate therapists who have helped many families navigate the challenges of eating disorders.
(204) 817-0265 View (204) 817-0265
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Janine Oleski
Counsellor, MA, CCS, CHyp
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
Janine has 15 years of experience and training. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has provided clinical services through the St. Boniface Hospital Department of Clinical Health Psychology and the Victoria General Hospital Department of Research and Evaluation. She also organizes research projects on the efficacy of health and mental health services. Janine has studied the process of inner awakening, various meditation techniques (Buddhist, Transcendental, Yogic, Insight Oriented), the perennial philosophy, and esotericism.
Janine has 15 years of experience and training. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has provided clinical services through the St. Boniface Hospital Department of Clinical Health Psychology and the Victoria General Hospital Department of Research and Evaluation. She also organizes research projects on the efficacy of health and mental health services. Janine has studied the process of inner awakening, various meditation techniques (Buddhist, Transcendental, Yogic, Insight Oriented), the perennial philosophy, and esotericism.
(431) 831-3075 View (431) 831-3075
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Susan Rabichuk
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Is there a growing distance in your relationship? Do you feel like you and your partner are living separate lives? Do the same perpetual issues keep arising? I can help you with each of these. I first encountered the Gottman Method when navigating my own relationship. It was so powerful that I incorporated it into my practice! The Gottman Method is a research-based therapy that aims to help couples build stronger relationships by deepening their friendship & intimacy, managing conflict constructively, and creating shared meaning.
Is there a growing distance in your relationship? Do you feel like you and your partner are living separate lives? Do the same perpetual issues keep arising? I can help you with each of these. I first encountered the Gottman Method when navigating my own relationship. It was so powerful that I incorporated it into my practice! The Gottman Method is a research-based therapy that aims to help couples build stronger relationships by deepening their friendship & intimacy, managing conflict constructively, and creating shared meaning.
(204) 808-9178 View (204) 808-9178
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Linda Markham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, BA, BPE
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2G  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing inner conflict(s) and/or relationship difficulties? Are you stuck in old belief, thought, emotional, or behaviour patterns that are no longer serving you or your relationships? Are you hoping to heal past traumautic events or overwhelming life experiences? Are you looking for someone to really listen and understand how things inside and out are affecting you? Would you prefer to thrive rather than just survive? I can help with all of that!
Are you experiencing inner conflict(s) and/or relationship difficulties? Are you stuck in old belief, thought, emotional, or behaviour patterns that are no longer serving you or your relationships? Are you hoping to heal past traumautic events or overwhelming life experiences? Are you looking for someone to really listen and understand how things inside and out are affecting you? Would you prefer to thrive rather than just survive? I can help with all of that!
(204) 813-5923 View (204) 813-5923
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Nicole Scott
Registered Social Worker, PhD can, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Has parenting become more of a burden than a joy? Is there not enough time in the day? Are you feeling disconnected from the people you love most? Have behavioural problems become more than you can deal with? Have you run out of ideas on what to do next? You are not alone. In a perfect world we find peace and comfort in our lives and relationships. If this has stopped happening for you let me help you get it back. I have been in the helping field for over 15 years and as a wife and mother I know the challenges that life can bring.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Has parenting become more of a burden than a joy? Is there not enough time in the day? Are you feeling disconnected from the people you love most? Have behavioural problems become more than you can deal with? Have you run out of ideas on what to do next? You are not alone. In a perfect world we find peace and comfort in our lives and relationships. If this has stopped happening for you let me help you get it back. I have been in the helping field for over 15 years and as a wife and mother I know the challenges that life can bring.
(204) 900-8662 View (204) 900-8662
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Gillian King
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), DTATI, RP (Q), MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2V
I work with children, teens, adults, and older adults (65+) who may be going through difficult life transitions, dealing with grief, loss, loneliness, depression, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or feelings of isolation. I have extensive experience working with individuals living with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. I provide a welcoming and empowering environment for my clients, where they can address life’s challenges, reduce stress, and discover inspiration in their lives.
I work with children, teens, adults, and older adults (65+) who may be going through difficult life transitions, dealing with grief, loss, loneliness, depression, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm or feelings of isolation. I have extensive experience working with individuals living with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. I provide a welcoming and empowering environment for my clients, where they can address life’s challenges, reduce stress, and discover inspiration in their lives.
(204) 808-8997 View (204) 808-8997
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Trevor Mark Daniel Lehmann
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3Y
Life transitions can be hard. If you find yourself going through a transition brought on by career change or the death of a loved then perhaps I can help. I have worked with adults of all ages from high school graduates and new immigrants to experienced journeymen and PhD's. Whether you are trying to decide on a future path or feeling stuck due to loss, I would consider it a privilege to help you on your journey.
Life transitions can be hard. If you find yourself going through a transition brought on by career change or the death of a loved then perhaps I can help. I have worked with adults of all ages from high school graduates and new immigrants to experienced journeymen and PhD's. Whether you are trying to decide on a future path or feeling stuck due to loss, I would consider it a privilege to help you on your journey.
(431) 306-1649 View (431) 306-1649
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Voth Family Therapy
RMFT
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2P
We can help. Things are hard right now, and maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and lost. We can help you journey from pain to relief. Imagine what your ideal would look like. We want to walk with you to get there. Marriage and Family Therapists are rigorously trained, highly skilled professionals with a unique approach to healing. We view people within their relationships, which gives a fuller picture of who you are and how you got there. We will help you evaluate your life and understand what has kept you stuck, then help you make the necessary changes.
We can help. Things are hard right now, and maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and lost. We can help you journey from pain to relief. Imagine what your ideal would look like. We want to walk with you to get there. Marriage and Family Therapists are rigorously trained, highly skilled professionals with a unique approach to healing. We view people within their relationships, which gives a fuller picture of who you are and how you got there. We will help you evaluate your life and understand what has kept you stuck, then help you make the necessary changes.
(431) 831-1099 View (431) 831-1099
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Brooke Malazdrewicz
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2V
I am a caring and experienced therapist dedicated to helping people heal and achieve their goals. We all reach a point in life when we know we want to make changes and my goal in every session is to help you move forward and find relief. I am currently an associate with Dr. Valdine Scott and Associates.
I am a caring and experienced therapist dedicated to helping people heal and achieve their goals. We all reach a point in life when we know we want to make changes and my goal in every session is to help you move forward and find relief. I am currently an associate with Dr. Valdine Scott and Associates.
(431) 800-6742 View (431) 800-6742

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in West St Paul, MB

< 10

Counsellors in West St Paul, MB who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
83% Family Conflict
83% Peer Relationships
67% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Great-West Life
50% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in West St Paul, MB see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West St Paul?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.